UCI Drama Holds Open Call Audition for Male UCI Performers

 

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UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CALL AUDITION FOR MALE UCI PERFORMERS

IRVINE, Calif. (May 13, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE. This is an original work created by actor George Takei, and is based on his childhood memories of the Japanese American experience during World War II.

UCI Drama Professor Andrew Palermo is the choreographer on ALLEGIANCE, and he has informed us that casting directors have not yet been able to fill this role, having already held auditions in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Does the sought-after performer exist among the many talented students here at UCI? We would like to find out.

Please see the below details, or download the notice on the audition, which will take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 12 on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Plaza.

Must show valid and current UCI student ID card in order to audition.

 

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Casting for ALLEGIANCE - A New Musical (NYC-Broadway, Longacre Theatre)

Starring: George Takei, Telly Leung and Lea Salonga
Producers: Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus
Contract: Production, $1861/week AEA min.

Seeking:

Male Asian singer/dancer/actor to ‘swing’ (understudy the ensemble) as well as understudy the leading male role of ‘Sammy.’

Mixed race (Asian/Caucasian) performers are strongly encouraged to attend.

[SAMMY KIMURA] Male, Asian, to play early to mid-20s. Sammy is an industrious and dutiful son, but longs to find his own way in the world. Whip-smart and irrepressibly friendly, he secretly fears he will never measure up, particularly since he disappoints his father when he doesn't get into law school. The internment provides him the opportunity to become an enthusiastic and effective community leader. He goes on to face unthinkable carnage as a platoon sergeant in World War II, earning him a Purple Heart. Strong tenor. Solid A. PRINCIPAL

NOTE: ALLEGIANCE is set against the backdrop of the Japanese-American internment during World War II.

Pre-screen auditions, FRIDAY JUNE 12

Held on the Arts Plaza in front of the Claire Trevor Theatre

  • For this pre-screen audition, be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song (half of a chorus, or about 30 seconds) that best shows off your voice (sung without accompaniment)
  • Also prepare a dance of two counts of 8 that best shows your movement ability

Callback auditions, MONDAY JUNE 29

Called back performers will be given songs and scenes from the show to perform for the director and choreographer. An accompanist and reader will be provided.

AUDITIONERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW VALID & CURRENT UCI ID CARD

For questions, email ucidramanews@uci.edu

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